[windows2000] Re: License Management?

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 09:22:07 +0100

Ah, we had only the binder before my time at the dept. After my arrival the
computer-numbers exploded and licensing was starting to get unmanagable. So we
went audit-shopping and came up with Everest.
However, Altiris and MS SMS are frequently mentioned when it comes to
auditing. Those however are on another price-scale.
How big is your computerpark? If it's less than 100 machines I'd go for some
kind home-brew half-automatic solution. ANything more than that and I think
your boss has to open his wallet for you...


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dogers
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 11:24 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: License Management?

We've got software to audit the PC's, but it does a poor job at saying "we've
got X copies of software Y"..

I'm really after something that says "we've got X copies of software Y, which
is on maintenance until D/D/D and covers previous versions A, B, C"! Currently
we use excel lists and a homemade access database, but it's really not good
enough anymore :( 


On 03/11/06, Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

We use a managment of sorts. It's Everest Corporate Edition, and audits hard -
and software on all our computers (servers and clients). From the data we get
we produce a html-report. exporting to SQL is supported but we don't use that.
It can't however tell if a particular license is SA, volume or whatever, it
only keeps track of what we have IRL. 
For license-types and/or agreements we depend on a thick binder with paper
contracts etc. 8-)


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dogers
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 11:17 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] License Management?


Do any of you guys use software to manage your licenses at all? By manage I
mean track what you've bought, what type it is (OEM, per user, concurrent,
etc), any maintenance agreements (SA et al).. There seems to be billions of
web pages out there saying "ooh yeah, software management is the cornerstone
of IT!" but grand total of about 2 programs which appear to do it! 


Other related posts: